More TBR Books

Whilst I’ve been busy reading books from my own shelves, I’ve also been busy replacing them with more TBRs.  These two piles are the result of a visit to Barter Books in Alnwick, my favourite bookshop, and from the secondhand book table at my local village hall.

I’m not completely sure just how many TBRs I have, but the figure on LibraryThing stands at 304. There may be more books hiding on my shelves I haven’t added and then there are the e-books which I have never attempted to count.

These are my recent additions:

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These books are all by authors whose books I’ve enjoyed in the past. From top to bottom they are:

  • The Minotaur by Barbara Vine – a psychological suspense drama about a sinister family who wish to remain isolated.
  • Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge – a short novel about a holiday in Wales where ‘catastrophe lurks behind every tree‘.
  • Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge – a novel about the sinking of the Titanic.
  • Death is a Welcome Guest by Louise Welsh – the second of her Plague Times trilogy, set in a dystopian England ravaged by the Sweats pandemic.
  • The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – set in 1912 in a Sussex village where a grisly murder has taken place, this is part ghost story and part psychological thriller.
  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton – set in Northumberland in 1809, a beautiful heiress disappears from her locked bedroom.

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  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth – alternative history in which the celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh becomes President of the United States.
  • ‘Tis by Frank McCourt – a sequel to ‘˜Angela’s Ashes‘, in which McCourt tells tales of his life.
  • Swimming to Ithaca by Simon Mawer – 1950s in Cyprus, a ‘world of carob trees, cocktails and rebellion‘.
  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Simon Mawer – historical fiction, a gripping novel set in wartime France.
  • An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas – a Commissaire Adamsberg investigation. Severed feet are found outside Highgate Cemetery and a violent murder is committed in Paris.

I’m not going to run out of anything to read yet!

6 thoughts on “More TBR Books

  1. What a lovely lot of books! The Minotaur sounds interesting. I picked up one of hers at the library the other day, The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy.


  2. Oh, I think you’re going to like The Minotaur, Margaret. It’s a deliciously creepy psychological novel. And so glad to see you have ‘Tis I’m a fan of Frank McCourt’s work. He is much missed…


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